Infant Formula Shortage Guidance

Infant Formula Shortage Guidance

Guidance from the Department of Health for families impacted by the shortage of baby formula, including families who participate in the WIC program, click here.

Infant Formula Shortage Guidance

New Jersey WIC Services Now Available by Phone, e-mail or pp

New Jersey WIC Services Now Available by Phone, e-mail or pp

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During the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Current participants will continue to receive benefits
  • New participants can call your local WIC clinic to apply.

For more info: 

COVID-19 Information Hub

Attention Manufacturers & Distributors:

Submissions to the NJ WIC Authorized Food List is now open! Now accepting submissions for new food items from May 9th – June 10th.

NJ WIC is reevaluating some food categories/food items to be authorized for 2022-23. Not all food categories will be reviewed. Please view the letter & submission form for guidance.

Email completed submission forms and product photos to

Food List submission letter (click here)

Food item submission form 2022 (click here)

More information here (link to Vendor page)


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NJ WIC Participant Portal

Interested in applying for the WIC Program in New Jersey?

Use the Participant Portal to determine if you may be eligible to receive WIC benefits.

Submit your information directly to your local agency team.  The pre-screening will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.




Click Here for the NJ WIC Participant Portal

Similac Powder Formula Recall (Elecare, Alimentum)

The voluntary recall does not affect all Abbott formula but specific batches and manufacturing dates (Elecare and Alimentum formulas in NJ WIC).  Abbott has  developed a web-based tool to determine if the formula product was included in this recall.  WIC participants can click here to check their product’s lot number, located at the bottom of their can. WIC Participants should contact their local agency (Local Agencies) for more information.

Participants can also check the Similac recall website for more information:

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Breastfeeding is Welcome Here! Signage

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has authorized the distribution of lactation signage to certain public facilities in pursuant with [P.L.2019, c.242]
Click Here for a printable version

About New Jersey WIC

The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is commonly known as WIC. WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for income eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old.

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Non-Discrimination Statement


If you are a current WIC participant or are seeking to enroll in WIC benefits, this section contains information that you need.

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Healthcare professionals are important partners for New Jersey WIC.

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WIC Shopper

Use the WIC Shopper app on your mobile device to help make your shopping easier

You can download it on your Apple or Android device.

The WIC Shopper UPC Scanning Tool is now available! Check your items while shopping to confirm they are WIC approved:

Click here for Tips for using the WIC Shopper UPC scanning tool

Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs

WIC partners with many farmers and farmers' markets around the state. Participants can use WIC funds to purchase selected fresh farm goods.

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Retail Vendors

Information for retail vendors who currently or seek to work with the WIC program.

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New Monthly Amounts for Veggie and Fruit Benefits!

New Monthly Amounts for Veggie and Fruit Benefits!

November & December 2021 (Extended to September 2022)

Updates to Veggie and Fruit Benefits (English)

Actualizaciones de los beneficios de frutas y vegetales (español)

Contact your Local agency for more info. Find a Local Agency

Senior Nutrition Programs

WIC programs help provide low income New Jersey seniors with the nutritional support they need to lead healthy lives.

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Last Reviewed: 5/17/2022